Master of Music Studies (Performance)

 

Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance)

Master of Music Studies (Performance)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

GNMUPERF-03

Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance)

MAMUSPER-02

Master of Music Studies (Performance)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is normally full time. Part time study may be permitted upon successful application.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance)
(b)
the Master of Music Studies (Performance)
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Streams

(1)
The Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) is available in the following streams:
(a)
Performance
(i)  Instrumental (solo and orchestral)
(ii)  Voice (classical)
(iii)  Jazz Studies
(b)
Repetiteur
(c)
Accompaniment

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree of higher award from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline as determined by the School; or
(b)
a graduate certificate from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline as determined by the School; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate in an appropriate discipline, as determined by the School, from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; or
(d)
in exceptional circumstances the Head of School and Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award; and
(e)
successful completion of an audition.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Music Studies (Performance) requires:
(a)
a master's degree in an appropriate discipline as determined by the School; or
(b)
a pass bachelor's degree with a credit average, or an honours bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline as determined by the School; or
(c)
an award of graduate diploma from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline as determined by the School; or
(d)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma in this discipline from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; and
(e)
successful completion of an audition.

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Table for Music Studies (Performance).
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
six credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Music Studies (Performance) a candidate must complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a)
60 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study; and
(c)
a capstone experience as described in the handbook.
(d)
Candidates may also apply to undertake an optional 12 credit points of research as part of their degree.

8 Examination

For each Graduate Recital of the degree the Conservatorium shall appoint an examination panel comprising three members (excluding the Principal Study teacher) to assess the candidate's performance.

9 Course Transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Head of School and Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.